Major Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for covid test certificates

A leading medical services company in Mexico has launched a rapid covid-19 testing service that uses blockchain technology to verify results.

Major Mexican medical firm embraces blockchain for covid test certificates

According to the report, MDS Mexico has launched a digital platform allowing its patients to access results that are updated in real-time. Results are also physically delivered, featuring a QR code that can be scanned to verify the results and access a patient’s vaccination history on MDS Mexico’s blockchain.

MDS stated that it adopted blockchain to safeguard the results of clinical tests, protect patients' personal data, and prevent the falsification of covid test results. The certificates uploaded to MDS’s blockchain also include a cryptographic signature of the doctor who verified the outcome of the test.

MDS is not the first entity in Mexico to embrace blockchain for digitized covid test results, with Mexico’s National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) announcing a state-backed initiative to digitize vaccination passports in partnership with private blockchain technology firm Xertify in April.

Back in August, blockchain industry representatives in Australia similarly pushed for the introduction of a blockchain-based vaccine registry to stem the proliferation of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine passports online.

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